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Police will increase DUI checkpoints for national campaign

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawaiʻi Island police will increase enforcement of drunk driving as part of a national campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which starts tomorrow, August 21 and runs through September 7. During the campaign, police will conduct 20-30 sobriety checkpoints island wide.

Impaired driving while intoxicated on alcohol continues to be a concern in Hawaiʻi County. In addition, police have noticed an increase in driving while impaired on illegal drugs, prescription medication or both. Police remind motorists not to operate a motor vehicle if your prescription medication or physician advises against doing so.

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